5 Best Places to Try Matcha Latte in Edinburgh
Over the past few years, the humble Matcha Latte has experienced a surge in popularity due to its visual appearance, health benefits, and distinct flavour – so much so that even Starbucks is offering Matcha Latte as part of their product range! In case you were wondering what exactly a Matcha Latte is, it’s a finely milled green tea powder made from whole Japanese green tea leaves with steamed milk. So, whether you’re a seasoned Matcha Latte drinker looking for somewhere to enjoy a cup in Edinburgh or simply curious to see what all the fuss is about, here’s our guide to the best places in Edinburgh to enjoy a Matcha Latte.
1. Life Story
- Where: 53 London Street
- Visiting Edinburgh? Here’s a gorgeous home in Edinburgh’s vibrant Broughton Street: 41a/(2F2) Broughton Street
Located at the bottom of vibrant Broughton Street is Life Story – a stylish design-led Scandinavia Concept Store. Life Story is the ideal place to pick up a present for a loved one or something for your home. Moreover, tucked away at the back of the shop is a charming little seating area which overlooks a garden. It’s the perfect place to catch up with an old friend or flick through a magazine all while enjoying a delicious matcha latte or flat white! Additionally, if you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, there’s often the option to buy a delicious cake made by Grams. If you’d like to know more about Life Story check out our interview with owner Susan.
2. Pekoe Tea
- Where: 20 Leven Street
- Bruntsfield is great places to stay when visiting Edinburgh: 75/(4) Leamington Terrace
Situated between Tollcross and Bruntsfield is a tea lovers paradise, Pekoe Tea. The store’s walls are lined with various teas and their staff are always on hand to offer their expert opinion. It’s the ideal place to sit back and enjoy a matcha latte. If you’re a tea enthusiast, you might also be interest in our “Best Places to Enjoy a Cup of Tea in Edinburgh” blog post!
- Where: 103-105 West Bow
- Old Town is wonderfully charming and a great place to stay when visiting is 206/(4) Canongate.
Located on one of Edinburgh’s most picturesque streets, Victoria Street, Hula Juice Bar has been a popular cafe amongst locals for over 10 years. It’s the place to head if you’re looking for a healthy meal or a delicious smoothie. The extremely Instagrammable cafe is also known for their matcha lattes.
- Where: 16 Grassmarket
- Another gorgeous Old Town property is the lovely 54/(8) St Mary’s Street.
Nestled away in the vibrant and historic Grassmarket is another fantastic cafe, Pumpkin Brown. Pumpkin Brown is extremely passionate about the health benefits of eating well and therefore serve up a range of healthy yet scrumptious food. Not only do they serve up a great Matcha Latte, we can also vouch for their delicious turmeric latte! Additionally, everything in Pumpkin Brown is gluten-free, if you’d like to discover the best places to enjoy gluten-free food in Edinburgh here’s our picks!
- Where: 41 Frederick Street
- Looking to visit Edinburgh, here’s a lovely holiday situated in Edinburgh’s elegant New Town 15/3 South Charlotte Street.
Lastly, Eteaket is a haven for any tea enthusiast. Their cosy tea room is located on Frederick Street, in Edinburgh’s elegant New Town, and serves everything from breakfast to delightful afternoon tea. Not surprisingly they also offer a range of super lattes including Matcha Latte, their “Blooming Marvellous” Green Tea Latte, and Chai Latte.
Featured Home: 15/3 South Charlotte Street
There’s a sense of seductive luxurious fun about this two bedroom, two bathroom home on South Charlotte Street and there are four windows looking onto Charlotte Square from the sitting room as well as secure parking.